Should you ever need to explain it to someone, this is what a homophobic biggot looks like. His name is Bob Marshall.
"Marshall argued that Thorne-Begland’s past advocacy of gay rights would interfere with his neutrality on the bench, particularly in cases involving homosexuals. “He can be a prosecutor if he wants to, but we don't want advocates as judges," Marshall said." - msnbc.com.
Read the full embarrassing story. He didn't actually mean he doesn't want advocates as judges, he meant he doesn't want gays.
The first time I heard the phrase "on the wrong side of history" it sounded more than a little pompous. But the more blatant the anti-gay, anti-women, anti-minority, anti-worker dialogue of the Republicans becomes the more appropriate that phrase becomes.